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Survey of English Place-Names

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Maud's Pool

Early-attested site in the Parish of Brougham

Historical Forms

  • Mawdespole 1523 SheriffAcct4d


Maud's Pool, Mawdespole 1523SheriffAcct 4d, v. pōl 'pool', here a dead-water inlet of the Eamont leading to Brougham Castle.The first el. is the ME  fem. pers.n. Mald , Maud , and in this p.n. it may well be that of Maud Beauchamp (who died in 1403), daughter of the Earl of Warwick and wife of Roger de Clifford, who built much of Brougham Castle (cf. NB 397).